Earthquake in L'Aquila (central Italy) happened in 2009. The main shock occurred on 6 April 2009, and was rated 5.8 or 5.9 on the Richter magnitude scale and 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale. Its epicentre was near L'Aquila, the capital of Abruzzo.

More than 300 people have died, making this earthquake the deadliest earthquake that hit Italy. A lot of buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged. Around 40,000 people were made homeless by the earthquake. After years of promises by the Italian government to build and repair all the buildings and facilities, L’Aquila still remains destroyed.

But if you search L’Aquila online at Google maps, you will find and walk around an old L’Aqiula city that does not exist any more in reality. And it creates a strong feeling of travelling to the past that can be very painful for those who survived but lost their relatives and families.